Baylor University Mourns Passing of Longtime Advocate Kate McLane Dimmitt, B.B.A. ’56, Baylor Legacy Award Recipient
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Kate McLane Dimmitt, B.B.A. ’56, a longtime Baylor advocate and 2014 Baylor Legacy Award recipient who died Nov. 17 in Temple. She was 83. A celebration of Dimmitt’s life will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Creekside Center at Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive in Temple.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based evidence. Setting the record straight on some of those is Baylor University professor and registered dietitian Janelle Walter, Ph.D.
Baylor Ranked No. 9 Undergraduate School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review and Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2017) – Baylor University offers one of the top programs for students aspiring to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released today by The Princeton Review and featured in Entrepreneur magazine. Baylor’s program in the Hankamer School of Business was ranked No. 9 on the list of “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship of 2018.”
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2017) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $2.5 million from Lynda and Robert Copple of Frisco that will create the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership within Baylor University’s School of Education. The gift will enable Baylor to attract a visionary Christian leader to lay the academic and intellectual foundations of the Center for Christian Education (CCE) and establish the Center as the preeminent provider of professional development for leaders of Christian schools and for Christian leaders in non-sectarian school settings.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) – Baylor Law School is again No. 1 among Texas law schools in the state’s bar exam passage rate. Results of the July 2017 Texas Bar Exam, released Nov. 3, show Baylor Law School with a 92.92 percent pass rate.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2017) – Nature and outdoor enthusiasts seek to enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and camping. However, sometimes appreciating nature’s beauty comes at a cost to wildlife.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2017) - Thursday, Oct. 26, was a landmark day in Baylor history, as Dr. Linda Livingstone was officially inaugurated as the University’s 15th president. Thousands of members of the Baylor Family gathered in the Ferrell Center Thursday afternoon for the ceremony, at which President Livingstone shared her vision for the University.
President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) — Although most of the world only pays attention to natural disasters when they are in the headlines, the residents who live in the impacted areas are left to pick up the pieces and begin the long, emotional process of rebuilding their homes and their lives. Instead of going home or traveling during Baylor’s Fall Break, a group of students, faculty and staff used this time of rest to serve the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fifty-five students and three faculty members joined Baylor Missions on a mission trip to provide a helping hand to families in Houston as they work to restore their lives.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – It began in 2004 when a distinguished engineering professor, Walter Bradley, and his wife, Ann, moved into Texana House to live among students. Today, Baylor University’s faculty-in-residence program is highly competitive, employs 15 faculty throughout campus and serves as a model that brings representatives from numerous universities to campus to learn more.
Waco, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.
Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2017) – The new film “Marshall” – a legal thriller about Thurgood Marshall, an American Civil Rights leader and the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American justice – didn’t break the box office’s Top 10 during its opening weekend. But don’t count it out just yet, says a Baylor University movie marketing expert.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – Baylor University will officially inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the 15th president in Baylor’s 172-year history during a public installation ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center. Dr. Livingstone’s Inauguration will highlight a week of events, including a traditional Dr Pepper Hour, a “Family Dinner” for students along Third Street near the president’s home and academic symposia on transformational research by leading University faculty.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – In September, Darlene Kyser celebrated a milestone that only a few have achieved at the University: 50 years of service, in Kyser’s case, as assistant to the dean of the Baylor School of Education. At the end of this month, she will retire. “I plan to stay in touch and visit,” she says. “This has been such a special place for me; it’s been my home for 50 years.”
Gift from Sherri and Robert Patton Will Enhance Legal Writing and Pro Bono Clinic at Baylor Law School
WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Sherri W. and Robert “Bobby” L. Patton Jr. of Fort Worth that will enhance the legal writing and pro bono programs in the nationally ranked Baylor Law School. Their gift will help underwrite two programs that already distinguish Baylor Law among its peers, while also providing student scholarship assistance.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) – Baylor Law School student and U.S. Army veteran Stephen Carl would rather talk about his passion for kids than his experiences on the battlefields of Afghanistan, but he can’t deny the common thread between the two: selfless sacrifice.
Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not that of Hispanics and African-Americans
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) — Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) – Baylor University has been awarded an annual grant of $232,265 for five years to implement the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2017) — Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) – Baylor University topped enrollment milestones for the diversity of its student body, enrolled a highly selective, high-achieving freshman class and advanced its retention and graduation rates to record levels, according to 12th class day statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT).
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) — “Trumpism” — a new form of nationalism that merges pro-Christian rhetoric with anti-Islam, anti-feminist, anti-globalist and anti-government attitudes — and a fear of “others” emerged as prominent patterns among Americans in the latest findings of the Baylor Religion Survey.
WACO, Texas (Sep. 5, 2017) - This past summer, nearly 300 Baylor students visited nine countries as part of Baylor Summer Missions. Each year Baylor sends its students to the corners of the earth to serve others, share the gospel and make a difference in the world. The students on these trips bring home their experiences and are able to extend it further through long-lasting projects and partnerships.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 1, 2017) – Early this summer Baylor University students were asked, “What does Baylor mean to you?” Their answers became the inspiration behind a new 30-second television commercial to be broadcast during the upcoming football season.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 27, 2017) – Judah & the Lion, one of Nashville's most genre-bending bands, will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Friday, Sept. 1, on Fountain Mall. The free, community-wide event celebrates the upcoming football season as the Bears prepare to open against Liberty at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at McLane Stadium. The event also will serve as a collection site for specific items for Hurricane relief efforts.
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